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Argentinian Study Finds Roundup Ingredient Causes Birth Defects

Elizabeth Renter
Natural Society / News Report
Published: Sunday 19 August 2012
Many people in Argentina are calling on their government to fund more in-depth research into the effects of glyphosate on humans.
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A study out of Buenos Aires has found that glyphosate, an herbicide created by Monsanto, and used on GMO soy in Argentina, could cause birth defects in unborn children. The most interesting thing about this revelation is that the herbicide known as glyphosate in Argentina, is also known to be connected with Roundup in the U.S.

Roundup Ingredient Shown to Cause Birth Defects

According to the Latin American Herald Tribune, researchers with the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research conducted the study on amphibian embryos. The lead researcher says their results are “completely comparable to what would happen in the development of a human embryo.”

“The noteworthy thing is that there are no studies of embryos on the world level and none where glyphosate is injected into embryos,” said professor Andres Carrasco, one of the lead authors of the study.

The amounts shown to cause birth defects were said to be much lower than those levels used in fumigations. However, it’s important to note that the glyphosate was injected directly into the fetuses, not administered via food products, as it would be in humans.

Still, it’s possible, because our food feeds our cells, which in turn would feed an embryo, that digestion of foods containing the chemical would have similar, though perhaps not as dramatic effects. And of course this isn’t the only time glyphosate and Monsanto’s Roundup has been shown to cause birth defects.

GMO soy is Argentina’s leading crop. They are the world’s third largest exporter, and they use between 180 and 200 million liters of glyphosate annually. In agricultural regions, where the spraying of this Monsanto chemical is common, numerous cancers have shown up that are being associated with it.

A district called Ituzaingo, outside of Cordoba, has seen about 300 cancer cases in the last eight years. This district houses only about 5,000 people.

“In communities like Ituzaingo it’s already too late, but we have to have a preventative system, to demand that the companies give us security frameworks and, above all, to have very strict regulations for fumigation, which nobody is adhering to out of ignorance or greed,” said Carrasco.

Carrasco, and others, are calling on the government of Argentina to fund more in-depth research into the effects of glyphosate on humans. He says, “The companies say that drinking a glass of glysophate is healthier than drinking a glass of milk, but the fact is that they’ve used us as guinea pigs.”

Question: Why, why, WHY are

Question: Why, why, WHY are those bastards still free to do their evil when there's so much evidence against them? Answer: There is no Justice, just us.
They are waging an outright war on the entire world population and the very Earth we live on. Democracy has long been sold and discarded, the only thing left is direct action. I have no doubt about it. They must be removed and punished for their heinous crimes against humanity and the natural world that still, unbelievably, supports us and all other life on the planet.

Monsanto is a corporation of

Monsanto is a corporation of evil, greedy monsters. They are creating their own frankenfoods in order to control the food supply. When the people run out of food, they are at the mercy of the people with the food. Read Genesis 47:20 "So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt, every man selling his possessions, because of the greatness of the famine. And he brought it into Pharao's hands"

Also look up the Holodomor. The Communist governments of the Soviet Republics seized grains from the peasantry and exported most of their Republic's agricultural output to the West in order to sustain the rapid economic transformation - "Industrialization" and "Collectivization" - policy designed by Joseph Stalin. Stalin starved around 6-8 MILLION people.

It is EXTREMELY FOOLISH to give a small group of people the power over the food supply. The result will be slavery and starvation.

I am in the final stages of a

I am in the final stages of a thesis about Monsanto and GMOs. There is so much valid information on the subject that I've actually had to narrow my focus just to fit the 6 page limitation. Monsanto has been pumping, spraying, and flushing their toxic products into our earth, air, and water for decades. PCBs, DDT, Dioxin, and Glysophate are just a few. The tragedy is that they do it with impunity - Our government allows them too. We truly may never be able repair the damage they have caused to the environment, wildlife, and humans. If you haven't already, please take a few minutes to educate yourself about The Monsanto Corporation and decide for yourself. It may be the most important few minutes of your life.

Monsanto and Dow Chemical

Monsanto and Dow Chemical make lots of carcinogenic, mtagenic, and teratogenic agrichemicals -- it's what they do.

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